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SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 1:30pm PST
talk about it in more detail is john updike from the department of real estate. >> thank you, supervisor kim, members. committee, john updike, director of real estate. and i thought this item was complicated, but maybe it's not in comparison. today we seek your positive recommendation for two transactions related to the expansion of the san francisco museum of modern art. the sf moma project calls for an expansion of the existing facility including a new approximately 200 foot tall building that extends into 3 different areas on to the city's fire station no. 1 at 676 howard, on to hunt street and on to air space owned by the redevelopment agency above 151 third street. the expansion project provides new space to properly display the fisher collection and other works of art. it enhances public access. it improves the city's cultural and public landscape, enhances tourism and therefore will improve general fund revenues. the board of supervisors previously approved what we termed a conditional land disposition and acquisition agreement, which is just fancy terminology for an e
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
. >> thank you very much. we have john updike from the department of real estate on this item. this actually was an item or hearing that i requested for real estate, as we have many different pieces of legislation that flow through the budget and finance committee. we often saw many different leases that came before us, oftentimes they came with a level of urgency and yet there was really not a context behind why we were moving forward so quickly on some of these items or why sometimes things came to us retroactively when it came to real estate. similarly, we have heard a lot about the need for space, but haven't really understood sort of the totality of the space that we have, what we occupy, and where the city sees our self-going in the future with regards to space. the city's land issues and real estate issues are actually very complicated. sometimes we are the landowner, sometimes we're the tenants. sometimes we are actually the landowners and parcels outside the city to help provide easements for our water system among other things. so, it is very complicated with regards to re
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 12:00am PST
proposed arena on piers 30 and 32, written by john king, the architectural editor. i thought it was a well written article, but i can assure at least from my point of view mr. king expresses some concerns about the environmental review and its speed. and i can say that expedient and complete and thorough are not mutually exclusive, and you can do something and certainly i would expect the same analysis to be every bit as thorough. and this would be the case with any e-i-r, but that does not preclude it from moving in an expedient manner if it can be so done. and the other very interesting article by john wildermuth, very excellent journal on the housing wars, key to city's diversity, that's the title of it. he does talk a little bit the years of protest. it's well written, but a little self-laudatory in that we have a lot of problems, still a city which once had a huge middle class and had lots of families with children and had some of the highest sale prices of anyplace. we have to differentiate. i think these things he mentioned have done a lot of good things, stopping free ways fro
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 8:30pm PST
speaker cards. first one is luke saferlin, sorry for the pronunciation, and john kevlin and john goldman. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is luke. i'm one of the owner of a historic [speaker not understood] in western soma on the 9th street corridor. the building has been built over the years with numerous tenants, mostly smaller tenants because of the building's layout. but the tenants range from small start ups to high profile nonprofits as well. * and really, these tenants in the area are bringing a new energy and a new life to the area to help revitalize the area. * fill and us as owners have also taken a position of doing the same thing where we've decided to go ahead and hire extra security to patrol the neighborhood about six times a night from 6:00 a.m. till 4:00 in the morning. we also hire people to clean up the streets and graffiti. we want to help revitalize this neighborhood. now we're in a tough position because the article 11 is now being removed from the west soma plan which would essentially not allow for these type of uses. this would not only give --
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am PST
older brother john of denver. he is survived by his sister barbara, nieces linda, gwen, the social movements that he led and those that continue to howard was that unique individual that remained true to his beliefs throughout his life. and i think that those of us who know him can fairly say that he certainly made the world ah nj better place, and the world was extremely lucky that he was a part of it. and for those of us who had the opportunity to have him in our lives, we are eternally grateful. there will be(n% ]$÷ a memorian january 6 at iowu local 34 next to the giants ballpark from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. and we will have figures like dolores huerta and others who will be there to honor howard's life. its is with great sadness we announce his passing and respectfully ask that we adjourn today's meeting in howard wallace's memory. thank you, howard. may you rest in peace. >> clerk calvillo: thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, i have two items today. the first is a resolution that i'm introducing along with p
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 8:30pm PST
you for the fantastic job you do. more partners from our city family. i know our attorney team john is here. congratulations for all the hard work, as well as michael. thank you for helping us through the entire environmental impact reports and all that took many, many years of dedicated work. we really appreciate that. and without further ado, terrific tenure, president of the board, district supervisor david chiu, thank you so much. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> good morning. the sun is shining on north beach today. i am so happy to be here. i think it's amazing that in the week that we celebrate the giants, we are also celebrating a real tribute to the best baseball legend in history, joe dimaggio! [ applause ] as our librarian just said, the very first meeting i took, even before he was sworn-in, after i was elected was about this library. and i got to tell you, that was only four years of a ten-year struggle. there have been hundreds of meetings coming together. there are high school students today who were preschool students when we started this conversation. and i have to tell y
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
very informative. thank you. i would like to ask now john boseman to come join me who is the government affairs manager for boma and the mayor mentioned it early ye today. i think john has a one minute film he's going to show and he's also going to be -- as you know in each of the agenda's we ask a community partner to come up and do a brief presentation so we know what they're up to so john i turn it over to you. >> thank you. i appreciate it. happy friday afternoon. it's an honor to be here with so many distinguished city leaders. i am humbled and admiral thank you for your good work. it's an honor to be in the same room. who knows what this is? good. that sames me time. i'm here to talk about the importance of this room and building and the good work that we do, the building managers and downtown rises in downtown san francisco. i can't stress enough how our members feel the value this room brings to them and when the giants wins and the parade goes down montgomery room we will be in this room and our members that have jobs and will volunteer. why? because they see that va
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 9:30am PST
it's noon. yeah, i think it's noon. and i'm also asking people toéz google john decamp, alex jones, the franklin coverup. you know, it's really incredible what's going on in our nation. it really is. john decamp is a senator, 16 year senator from nebraska. and i just finished a book by kathy o'brien, and mark philips rescued kathy o'brien she was a victim of the ultramind control and used as a sex slave with many politicians of great prom nans appear in bohemian --&xj! e that made the eyes shall he not see. not hear. >> i'm tired. john denon-a from san francisco. are we losing our sense ever privacy. throughout history almost all of humanity had chosen to retain a degree of dignity and pride starting with fig leaves and animal skins. the -- today some would have us turn into just a herd of naked animals instead of individuals with a sense of privacy. on the nude beach, fine -- >> president chiu: excuse me, sir. >> nudist colony is okay. >> president chiu: as i mentioned before, we have a rule in the board chamber that -- >> okay. i can't read this because you passed it already? >>
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 4:30pm PST
a book by senator john decamp called thegxd!ya franklink o coverup. it's absolutely ÷ incredible. he represented a man named paul binosi who testifies he was taken to bohemian grove and things like that happened to him. i'm telling you what, we better all unite on3qjt one. this is incredible, i mean really. well, my text for today is can we put this up, mr. px= kkqÑñ is found in the book of romans, and it says, in due time christ died for the ungodly. and this is the genius of christianity. the '( "Ñdk christ died in due time. if i was toy&ihe%djxjá÷ say michael akino was going to die today, in eating a cheeseburger at mcdonald's in san francisco wearing a white being betrayed by his familiar friend and he keels over dead today and he findl( kÑ in his.m vesture a handwritten note by antone who started the church of satan you would say that's interesting. if i was to say that's goingqj@ happen 478 minutes from now -- but when dealing with biblical prophesy we're dealing with 450 year i christ and in the oldj"( Átestament for removed prophesies we're dealing over aeaj=q span of
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
director and the supervisor loved the idea and john implemented it and i have been guarding it and encouraging it since. and i would very much like to be part of it. i'm also here to take on behalf of nicole agbayani, who is the corridor manager for excelsior group who would make a great addition to the board. she is educated. she is working the excelsior to better businesses, make it a safer place. i think that is all i have to say. thank you. >> thank you so much. next on the list we have veronica garcia, who we actually heard at our last rules committee meeting. and next we have nicole agbayani. i think, it looks in my notes she was not able to make it. you also heard henry kevane at our last meeting and next i will call up rita evans. >> thank you very much for this opportunity to come and express my interest in serving on the balboa park station citizens' advisory committee. i have lived in the area near sunny side neighborhood for the past 25 years. and as a concerned citizen and representative of the sunny neighborhood association, i have been involved in attending meetings
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 7:30am PST
of this operation's center to be rear admiral john bitoff the emergency operations center for the city and county of san francisco. [applause] . >> well, thank you very much very much mayor. it's a pleasure working with you. you're a consummate servant and it's a great pleasure working with the great people that manage this city and i thought it would be worth while if i could just take a couple of minutes, and i have the mayor's permission to make a couple of remarks and to tell you that i first set foot on this spot the day after the 1989 lo preaida earth yaik. mayor jordan -- mayor agnose called me and said "i need help". i said "i will do whatever i can". he said "can you meet with me and i have a laundry list of things" and absolutely where do you want to meet? i am at the command center on turk street. i asked what the cross streets are. you know the bridge is down. can i land my helicopter there? yeah and lee got the police to clear the park. >> >> i came in here. the mayor was waiting for me and he took me down in the basement of the fire department communication's center
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
mentioned the last time this came up speaker john pÉrez has proposed and i think he's proposing again and he should propose it that for anyone in california with a family where the household is making up to 150,000 a year, that family would get a middle class reduction in to -- from our state universities. john pÉrez, one of the leading democrats in the state, has indicated that 150% of ami throughout california, even though 's cheaper to live elsewhere qualifies as a middle class. why would we ever say that these people, two teachers living together, two carpenters living together aren't in the middle class and that we're somehow unwilling to acknowledge that's the middle class. i don't understand that rationale and it sends a terrible message. now let's also look at how san francisco defines middle class. supervisor olague stated that the planning department says the middle class is 120 to 150% ami. it's not the planning department it's the housing element and the planning code. housing at 180% of af mi and above and defines middle class income housing as housing affordable t
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 1:00am PST
late for now so i'm going to try to move through this quickly. john haley, transit director and john ruers, finance, is here to answer questions. to try to speak to issues that were raised in the two items, and in some questions we got, i'm going to walk through, if we could go to the slides, just a quick overview of capital funding, a discussion of muni performance, and then speak about the tpi program, which, as supervisor wiener said, one of the purposes of is to increase ridership. so looking at the big picture of our capital funding, and sorry that that's not showing up right on the screen, we have undertaken a comprehensive' quy capital planning process that starts with a 20 year unconstrained plan that lays out all of the needs for all of the assets that mta has. from that, we develop a five year capital improvement program, which is a fiscally constrained program and a a two year capital budget. the constrained budget is almost 24 billion to bring it into a state of good repair, calls for expansion and enhancement needs of the figure, nearly $6 billion, we would need every fi
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >> no more comments on new business. public comment in general? we do have one. john haiber. >> good evening members of the commission. i am john heber and represent a large well known development entity that has a strong interest in developing sea lot wall 337 and pea 48 and issue for these properties. it is reported they're no longer involved in the property. in reviewing the port's document it's not clear if the company has withdrawn. what i do know there is no change more material than a change in ownership. if cornish is done both from legal and public policy perspective the port has no choice but to reissue the rfp. is there is no way the giants couldn't have won it without cornish's involvement nor do they have the experience to pull it off of this magnitude. the giants are a great club and great stadium but they have no experience in mixed use projects. the project proposed building several million of square feet of office space and shops and why they required them to meet extensive standards. i am not familiar with one mixed use project by the environments. the project state
SFGTV
Nov 28, 2012 6:30pm PST
have john update. -- updike. >> thank you. john updike, [speaker not understood]. i'll start with 1380 howard which is a request for five-year extension for a high-rise. the building has 79,550 square feet and is owned by the cort family trust. we have several programs administered from this location so it is primarily an office function. those uses include community oriented primary care, business and contracts office, their information technology management system. [speaker not understood] client relations. there is a client interaction area of the billion which involves a pharmacy, addiction treatment, behavioral health, and substance abuse prevention. so, we've been leasing portions of this site since 1988 fairly recently increased the site footprint to include the whole building. the current rent has been flat, unchanged since 2006. the rent for the first six months will be $17.25 per square foot per year as the base rate. that's a 1.4% increase from the current rent. the rent increases to $19.75 square foot per year after that first six month year period. that sounds like a
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 1:30am PST
the puc in fact actually asked us to come in and look at that program. >> supervisor elsbernd: john, can you shut that door for us. >> the community assistance program provides discounts of up to 15% on water charges, and 35% on sewer charges for qualifying residential single family customers and to quaw qualify fe program applicants must meet a9 number of crateia noted on the -- criteria noted on the slide and applicants must certify they meet these criteria and understand puc reserves the right to verify their household income. as noted on the slide, the sf puc has adopted the same other california low assistance programs and the adjusted gross annual income criteria for the program is based on 200% of the federal poverty level, the number of persons in the household dictates allowable income for qualifying. participants in the cap program has increased more than 700% since its inception from 879 participants in 2004 to 7,437 participants in march 2012. as of march 2012, 7% of sf puc's residential single family service accounts were enrolled in theú÷'.nék program. in fiscal ye
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
servant that has been impactful. i met rear admiral john banoff in 89 after the earthquake. he was still with the navy. helped us tremendously with a aircraft carrier and the work in recovery, and in 1992 mayor jordan sought to seek his leadership and have him head up what is today our dem but at that time it was the office of emergency services so for five years i got to work with admiral bit off and lead the effort at oes but at the time that we really required some strong leadership because it was shortly after the 101 california shootings that we realized very clearly different agencies within the city had to speak more deliberately with each other, had to have systems and communications and culture built around much more collaboration, particularly with communication. well, that spawned this particular building, and its housing of not only the emergency management, but its physical location of our 911 emergency dispatch system which is right upstairs, and that was started on and under the leadership of admiral bit dlf off. it was concluded very well. he then went on to what i
SFGTV
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
marshall johnson, supporting individuals and families in pursuit of self-sufficiency is marshall john's passion. since 2009, mr. johnson has excelled as an eligibility worker for the san francisco housing authority by bringing jobs, educational, health, and other resources to public housing residents in the western addition. building on 15 years of experience and humility gained as counselor for juvenile strives to go above and beyond duties as house staff for the housing development. he embraces daily challenges faced by public housing residents by bringing encouragement, opportunity and resources with the goal of helping representative residentr lives. philip came to the u.s. from hong kong when he was a teenager. he attended george washington high school and worked as a youth counselor for the mayor's office summer youth program. he was a vista volunteer with the california youth authority before joining the san francisco housing authority?hp$k in '78. he holds a banc bachelor's degre from san francisco state university. he's a member of board of directors for self-help of the elderl
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
francisco arts commission but it's also unveiling a new piece by john chang and one key piece will be a portrait where i am narrating part of it and a chance to work with the jazz and improv community and also that support the cultural equity in the neighborhoods and i will narrate a key piece with that. thank you. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor avalos. >> thank you. colleague i want to recognize two that have passed in the nation and george mcgovern and my first election then when i was paying attention to anything and his significance under the campaign in the country gave a lot of strength to millions of people in this country that still last today although people don't always see the results we expect. i want to mention the passing of russell means and from the american indian movement and from the bay area and his contributions to the united states is significant and the 60's and two individuals who have made a great difference in our nation's history. the other thing i am introducing today is a resolution. colleagues you may have heard reports in the media privacy related t
SFGTV
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
and friends to start a new chapter in our history. we'd like to introduce john miso, president of our board of trustees. he has been with us for the last few years helping us with this project. he chairs the information committee that watches over this project, including our higher goals. >> trustee riso >> thank you. so how is everybody doing today? i thought so. you know, the opening of a new education facility is always a wonderful experience. a new facility dedicated to serving students as is city college. this particular educational facility, though, has a long history and struggle, a lot of false starts and reboots and now it's here. i've been working on this along with many other people for about 5 years and i just wanted to thank some of the people that i've been working with and i'm not going to mention everyone because there are so many people who have, are responsible for this wonderful facility. but the person i want to thank first is our honorable trustee lawrence wong, who this would not have been, we would not be here if it was not for him. i also want to thank some
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 5:00pm PST
meeting of the board of supervisors. my name is supervisor john avalos, joined to my right by the vice chair, supervisor olague and supervisor eric mar. the clerk today is erica davis. >> please make sure to silence all cell phones and electronic devices, completed speaker cards and copies of any documents to be included in the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will occur on the december 4 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> i want to recognize the sfgtv staff working on this committee. madam clerk, could you please call item 1. >> item no. 1, resolution urging the metropolitan transportation commission of the state legislature to strengthen the privacy provisions of personal information of the clipper card program. >> thank you, madam clerk. this is an item that i have called forward and i want to thank my co-sponsors, supervisor chiu and supervisor olague, my committee members, for their co-sponsorship. this resolution has come out of recent media reports of the grave concerns about the clipper card privacy policy. after reviewing
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 7:30pm PST
. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon commissioners. my name is john kade the owner operator of the slider shack. i was born and raised in san francisco and i still live over on russian hill. the slider shack was born last year. this is my first attempt at a mall business. it's my first foray into the restaurant industry. you know, i applied with the dpw last november. that is when i started the permit process and i was given a hearing date in april. you know, i got my health and fire department permits granted in april of this year. and then my hearing went kind of went off without a hitch and i was granted permits by the dpw. unfortunately the permits were appealed bit rincon center group and lasted until august of this year. i think the point i'm trying to make here is from start to finish to get my permits in place was ten months. and as a small business owner it's such a long time. and i know there is a backlog of so many other things that the dpw deals with. it's just my hope that this new legislation will help streamline the process going forward, and really shorten that time period
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 9:30am PST
commission as a joint meeting with the public utilities commission. my name is chair avalos, john avalos chair of the lafco. i am joined by other lafco members, commissioner olague and commissioner pimentel. this is a joint committee so i will pass on the mic on our chair from the public utilities commission. >> yes, art torres member of puc and other members. thank you very much for being here. we make a very legionary and strong quorum on this rainy day. >> okay. >> and of course our general manager is here as well, har an kelly and the staff of the puc. >> thank you. i want to thank sfgtv for their work broadcasting this meeting, and madam clerk if you could chair with us your announcements. >> please make sure to silence all electronic devices. speaker cards and any documents should be submitted to the clerk. >> okay. do you want to call the roll? you call the roll on puc. >> yes. >> president torres. >> here. >> commissioner. >> here. >> commissioner moran commissioner caen and cortni are both excused from today's meeting. >> okay. that serves as items one and two. let's call our hi
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
choice was number 2. shortly after that, we received invitations to this hearing from john funge and ed reiskin. and instead of what we expected, we were offered options 3 and 4. and no mention of option 2 and why it was omitted, even though it was a unanimous choice. so, it seems like we still don't have sfmta's ear for community input. and i'd li
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 5:00pm PST
this morning, john mcknight. (applause) >> hey, that's better. from harbor light assistant youth director trey hillary. can't miss him. the tallest guy in the room. maybe second tallest. food service manager shawn bradley who is probably back in the kitchen. let's give it to shawn, right. assistant food manager, anna. all right. (applause) >> and our harbor light residents. [cheering and applauding] >> good, very good. the advisory board, advisory councilmembers who are with us today, harbor light advisory council chairman jim ayers. right over there. (applause) >> harbor light and chinatown core advisory council lilly chin. hey, lilly. chairman of the salvation army metro advisory board and harbor light center advisory councilmember, you all know him, pete ratto. (applause) >> hey, pete. and introduce our volunteers and vips, san francisco city ask county, the honorable mayor ed lee. [cheering and applauding] * >> from the san francisco police department, the chief of course, greg. and the san francisco police department command staff. [cheering and applauding] >> the san franci
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 9:30am PST
of time on improving and expanding service. >> just to conclude that, i had meetings with john haley next week. he's going to help me with the service planning. he's going to know the full range of it. the trick of this assessment is that not all the impacts are going to happen in the next year or next few years. so, we do have to measure up with the milestones when a certain development opens. [speaker not understood] we're not just paying attention to the waterfront projects. we're looking at the transbay transit center. we're looking at all other a big demands. it would be wrong for us to be claiming for capacity improvements just on the waterfront when so much is happening one block inland. do share your confidence with the administration. i've worked with muni long enough to see the different responses that come out of these demands, the teams, input in command that report back to capital and say if you want to do this all the time, you need to think about this salient piece of infrastructure or this sorely needed upgrade over there. that is a conversation that is happenin
SFGTV
Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
seeing a high incidence of violence. >> thank you. >> good morning, supervisors, i'm john murphy, i'm the commander of investigations of the san francisco police department. without repeating what my learned colleagues have already talked about, i just want to say the overarching goal that chief sur has mandated, is no more fragmentation of responsibility for anyone. we as a city family, all the different agencies, have to share information and work together in order to solve the violence in our communities. because public safety is all of our responsibility. so without repeating what's already been said, i just want to talk about, you were asking about the new and more innovative things we are doing. we brought back many of the tried and true enforcement operations such as doing parole searches, probation searches, but we're now including other agencies. juvenile probation, the sheriff's department. how it's different is this. an individual might be on probation, he might be on parole, might be on juvenile probation or it might be abdomen paracs release. they may be in an area w
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 3:30am PST
was this wire getting pinched by sander hoses and so forth and so on. i remember, john, i asked you, i said can we wrap this thing in cryptonite? the market for cryptonite is very expensive. but the reality is despite last night's incident which is something else. unfortunate timing but didn't have to do with the atcs wires. those incidents have gone down. you know, customers see the service getting better. they're not quite sure why. the reason is you guys have better protected the atcs service and that's making a big difference. so, i will compliment you on those two things. i'm glad we pushed for them. and i will say when you and i were down in the tunnel late that night, i asked you if we could get the speeds up in the main tunnel, you said yes, but we have to improve the tracks. maybe when we look at it next time, we can look at rehabing the tracks in the tunnel for further efficient a. cy. t -- efficiency. i say that for people who ride that tunnel and others. (applause) >> thank you. just to make a point of clarification for everyone, just two things. both of these will treme
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm PST
, supervisors, john kwan from the department of public works once again. it is a very -- the public comments were on a variety of comments in
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 10:30am PST
and welcome to the public safety committee of the san francisco board of supervisors my name is john avalos, the chair of the committee and joined to my right by supervisor christina olague, who will be joined shortly by eric mar who is also a member of the committee and our clerk and erica and we are staffed by the sfgtv and could you share with us your announcements? >> please, make sure to silence all cell phones and complete the speaker cards and any documents to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk, the items acted upon will appear on the january 13th, 2013, agenda unless otherwise stated. >> could you call items. >> hearing to review the san francisco police department and general orders related to tasers including the department's plan to equipment the officers and the crisis intervention team with tasers. >> thank you, madam clerk. we are just joined by supervisor eric mar, this is a hearing that i called forward in the context of having years dialogue about the use of tasers or electronic controlled weapons in san francisco. this is something that
SFGTV
Dec 7, 2012 6:30am PST
have john fung head this up and behalf of the board and all of us and thank you mr. secretary. mr. administrator. senator feinstein, leader pelosi, congress woman spear and mayor lee and thank you all for being here and now it's time to make it official. it's sign that document. okay. [applause] >> thank you tom. and as we're getting ready to sign this grand slam document let me make sure we give a great appreciation to our county transportation authority who has been administering the funds for this great project and a great shout out to the union square improvement district. i know there are businesses big and small that will suffer a little bit from the construction but they're going to be patient. they know the result of this is a great future for our great city and thank you to all of the businesses and we will be communicating with them all the time with all of the agencies. decades now ladies and gentlemen city residents and our city will know the vision started 20 years ago to today we built a great transportation system we're going to be proud of and this is part of our s
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 1:30am PST
. i'm john goldman of goldman architects. i spoke to you two weeks ago. we are the architects of the 343 50 11th street project which is now painted purple and is therefore very obvious on the street. to reiterate what cory was saying, we have an active permit submittal that was put in in 2005. because of the western soma planning process and the e-i-r process for the western soma which started actually after we submitted, we were told by planning that our project could not proceed unless my client paid for their own e-i-r, which would be about $150,000. we were also told if they waited, there would be an e-i-r for the whole western soma and they could get a community exemption, which would not be too expensive. so, they've been diligently waiting and i've been diligently and patiently noting the ongoing process of the western soma plan and no point in the last seven years has the block of 11th between harrison and folsom been anything other than wmug which would allow our project to proceed. now, seven years later about a month before approval options have been submitted to you, all
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 3:30pm PST
moving forward in that way? >> john givenner, deputy city attorney. it sounds like supervisor wiener is asking to dup cate the file so there are two separate ordinances, one with -- one with -- one source of funds and one with another source of p&,ñ correct. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener has asked to duplicate the file. one of the amendments would include the rainy day reserve in the place of the state revenue loss reserve and the other would be as supervisor kim has suggested. is that correct? >> supervisor wiener: no. the the motion would be to duplicate the file and then to eliminate the state reserve money from one version of the file, and to remove the peef money from the other version of the file and nothing with respect to the rainy day fund. just voting then on two separate sources. does that make sense? >> president chiu: supervisor wiener has -- >> can i ask a point of clarification. i thought supervisor wiener was suggesting that we divide the question? >> president chiu: i think that's initially what he stated but now you're withdrawing that suggestion. >> supervi
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Dec 2, 2012 1:00am PST
than i can >> commissioners, john goldman. 24 units along 11th street. all the units are either studios or one bedrooms. and the only two bedrooms are at the back along the rear yard. and that was done for sound isolation purposes in response to our working with the nighttime entertainment people back in 2005. we actually had three meetings and actually kind of revised the plan numerous times to fit their goals. i think now it would be acceptable to them. at least acceptable to one of the club owners. i haven't talked to the others specifically. but there would be 24 units. >> you talked about [speaker not understood]. do you know the exact number? >> if you give me a minute, i've got the plans with me. >> that's all right. >> okay. it's roughly -- there's more studios than one bedrooms in the two-bedroom town houses. the two bedrooms are all at the back. >> thank you. >> sure. >> so, on that, too, i think this is a unique situation. we talk about grandfathering pipeline projects. but it seems like it's a last -- you know, kind of a last minute change of the zoning that wasn't n
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Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
welcome to the public safety committee of the san francisco board of supervisors my name is john avalos, the chair of the committee and joined to
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